If you ever encountered a computer reformat or crash, you will lose all data on your computer, including the music you ever saved in iTunes library. Luckily, you still have a backup in your iPod. Thus you can transfer all music files from your iPod to computer either make backup for future use or free up more space for your iPod. Since iTunes only support transfer files from iTunes to iPod, you need a third party tool to help you if you want to transfer music files from iPod to computer or iTunes.
When searching for such a program through the Internet, you can find many such tool. However, since not all of them can help you complete the task perfectly, you need a professional one that can keep all your files safe. Here is such an effective one for you, which is called TunesGo Retro. The program can help you transfer your music files from iPod to computer in just one click. Also, other files including video, movies, photos and more can be transferred through the program if you like.
For your sake, we now offer you free trial version of the program. That’s TunesGo Retro (Windows) and TunesGo Retro (Mac). Please choose either version according to system of your computer. Then install it and run it by double clicking.
Step 1. Firstly, please run the program to bring up the starting window. Then please connect your iPod to computer via a USB cable as required in the starting window. The program is very effective that can detect your iPod immediately and then display it in the starting window.
Step 2.Now, please click “Copy iDevice to iTunes” > “Start”. You can then see all files in different categories in the window. Please tick Music and Playlists if you want to transfer them only. Then, click “Copy to iTunes”. By clicking “Export Music to Folder”, you can extract music from iPod to the computer.
Here is another way for you to extract music off iPod. Since all files on your iPod are extracted, you can click to check them in the left side column. Please click “Media” > “Music” to bring up music window. You can then choose the music you want to transfer to iTunes library.
Now, please clicking “Export to”, you can extract music off iPod and save them on the computer. You can also extract music files to iTunes by clicking the triangle under “Export to”, you will then have two choices: “Export to iTunes Library” and “Smart Export to iTunes”. When you choose “Export to iTunes Library”, you can extract music on iPod selectively to iTunes. While it may let you extract music repeatedly when the music on iPod has already been in iTunes; when you choose “Smart Export to iTunes”, the program will filter all duplicate songs in iTunes and extract the songs only on iPod.
Now, with the Windows version, you can transfer playlists if you ever create some. Please click “Playlists” in the left side column of the window and then choose the playlists you want to transfer by clicking the triangle under “Export to”. In the pull-down list, click “Export to My Computer” or “Export to iTunes Library” to extract playlists to iTunes and computer.